By Barrett O'Neill

This booklet is an exposition of *semi-Riemannian geometry* (also referred to as *pseudo-Riemannian geometry*)--the examine of a tender manifold offered with a metric tensor of arbitrary signature. The imperative exact circumstances are Riemannian geometry, the place the metric is optimistic sure, and Lorentz geometry. for a few years those geometries have built nearly independently: Riemannian geometry reformulated in coordinate-free style and directed towards international difficulties, Lorentz geometry in classical tensor notation dedicated to normal relativity. extra lately, this divergence has been reversed as physicists, turning more and more towards invariant tools, have produced result of compelling mathematical curiosity.

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Let p be an n-form. If = CS= A i jq. for 1 Ii I n, then AVlr . . , V,) = (det 4pW1,. . , W . The proof is a standard combinatorial argument. TENSOR DERIVATIONS Previous sections have dealt with tensor algebra; we now consider some tensor calculus. 11. Definition. A tensor derivation 9 on a smooth manifold M is a set of R-linear functions 93 = 9;: q M ) +q ( M ) (r 2 0, s 2 0) such that for any tensors A and B : 9 ( A @ B) = 9 A @ B + A @ 9 B , (2) 9 ( C A ) = C ( 9 A )for any contraction C. (1) Thus 3 is R-linear, preserves tensor type, obeys the usual Leibnizian product rule, and commutes with all contractions.

But by (c), dnl 7;P,4)Mis an isomorphism. Thus 7;,,$4 n T P , 4 ) N= 0. The result then follows by linear algebra, since by (c) the sum of the dimensions of rn these two subspaces is dim(M x N ) . To relate the calculus of M x N to that of its factors the crucial notion is that of lifting, as follows. Some Special Manifolds 25 Iff E g ( M ) the lft off to M x N is f = f n E g ( M x N ) . If x E Tp(M)and q E N then the l f t I of x to ( p , q ) is the unique vector in qp,q)(M)such that d n ( I ) = x.

B) By considering a subset of R2 shaped like a figure 8, show that an immersed submanifold need not have the induced topology and that Corollaries 29 and 30 both fail for immersed submanifolds. 16. Let $ be the flow of V E X(M). (a) If $,(p) = p for a sequence of t-values approaching zero, then V, = 0 (hence $,(p) = p for all t). (b) If an integral curve a : [0, co) -+ M of V is extendible, with endpoint q, then % = 0. 17. (a) Let a E 1 c R. Iff E % ( I ) and f(a) = 0 show that there exists a function g E S(I)such that f ( s ) = (s - a)g(s) for all s E 1.